Search Profile & Firm

Explore the position search profile and the search firm selected to support the Search Committee in this process.

About Academic Search

With 45 years in the executive placement business for colleges and universities, Academic Search has completed more than 2,000 searches and shares Chatham’s commitment to DEI, and more specifically, will make the necessary efforts to provide a diverse slate of potential candidates for the search committee’s consideration. 

Presidential Search Profile & Nominations

The search firm and Search Committee have developed a job ad and position profile describing the key institutional needs and priorities, as well as a related set of desired characteristics for our next president. The search profile document is available here on the Academic Search website.  

The Search Committee  spent significant time discussing and crafting the position profile and taken into consideration the substantial and robust feedback, input, and recommendations from constituent groups regarding the qualifications, experiences, and skills sought in the next president. 

Members of the public and community can submit nominations of people you know who could serve effectively as the next president or who might recommend potential candidates.  When nominating, please complete the confidential online nomination form on this website or forward the name(s) and contact information, including email address, to our consultants at

Search Firm Contacts

Below is the contact information for the Academic Search team leading Chatham’s search process in partnership with the Search Committee.



Maya Ranchod Kirkhope

Vice President, Senior Consultant, Senior Executive Coach






Cynthia Patterson

Senior Consultant